It’s that time where we are headed into a New Year and many will experience firework displays. Weather can have impacts on fireworks, from how vibrant the colors are to how long the smoke lingers after the fireworks.
Severe weather is a common occurrence in the Mid-South, and when it comes to strong and severe storms, understanding what the colors and text means could better help you prepare for incoming severe weather.
Residents in West Memphis that remember Dec 1987, know all about what a season it was. West Memphis, Arkansas broke a record and not one you want to break but West Memphis became the first city in U.S. history to be declared a federal disaster area twice in a two week period.
Acid rain, or acid deposition, is a broad term that includes any form of precipitation with acidic components, such as sulfuric or nitric acid that fall to the ground from the atmosphere in wet or dry forms. This can include rain, snow, fog, hail or even dust that is acidic.
On November 27, 1994, 18 tornadoes were confirmed across parts of the South that Thanksgiving weekend, including one that hit parts of Shelby County and caused tremendous damage to the Germantown area.
The first half of the voyage was smooth with sunny skies and fair weather; the only major problem was sea-sickness. But by the second half, they began encountering a number of Atlantic storms that made the voyage treacherous.
The study of weather and the Earth’s atmosphere is called Meteorology. But where does the meteor-part stem from?The term Meteorology has quite the history deriving from the Greek word meteoron, which more or less meant “something in the sky.”